Hyundai Ins and Outs: Round 21

It's a Split Round in the Hyundai A-League for Round 21 but there's still some key games this weekend and some important squad news across the three matches.

Youngster Nathaniel Atkinson returns at the right time for Melbourne City as two of their best defenders are missing through suspension, while Brendon Santalab and Jacob Italiano give Perth Glory even more options in attack.

Newcastle Jets boss Ernie Merrick has recalled a couple of impressive youngsters for the trip to Geelong to take on champions Melbourne Victory, who are without experienced defender Georg Niedermeier through suspension.

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And Sydney FC have included four new faces to their squad for Friday night's clash with Adelaide United, including Dutch defender Jop van der Linden and speedy attacker Mitch Austin.

Find out all the squad news for Round 19 below!

Friday, 1 March 2019

Sydney FC v Adelaide United

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Jop van der LINDEN, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 16.Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD, 17.Anthony CACERES, 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 21.Mitch AUSTIN, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 24.Cam DEVLIN, 31.Luke IVANOVIC.  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Jop van der LINDEN (promoted), 8.Paulo RETRE (promoted), 21.Mitch AUSTIN (promoted), 24.Cam DEVLIN (promoted)
Outs: 11.Daniel DE SILVA (elbow hyper extension – 4 weeks), 14.Alex BROSQUE (suspended – 1 week – 5 yellow cards).
Unavailable: 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite), 22.Siem DE JONG (knee – 2 weeks).

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Isaías SÁNCHEZ (c), 10.Ken ILSØ, 11.Craig GOODWIN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 19.Jordy THOMASSEN, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 32.Carlo ARMIENTO, 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS. **two to be omitted**

Ins: 27.Louis D’ARRIGO (promoted), 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 9.Baba DIAWARA (knee), 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ (ankle), 18.Lachlan BROOK (knee), 23.Jordan ELSEY (foot), 26.Ben HALLORAN (ankle)

Jop van der Linden
Dutch defender Jop van der Linden is back for Sydney FC being left out of their ACL squad this week.

Friday, 1 March 2019
Sydney FC v 
Adelaide United
Leichhardt Oval, Sydney
Kick-Off:
 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Kurt Ams
Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields
Assistant Referee 2: Scott Edeling
Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

PREVIEW: Sydney FC v Adelaide United
EXTRA TIME: Warland reflects on career-changing move ahead of Reds reunion
ADELAIDE'S STRAIN: Injury-hit Reds ready to battle against Sydney FC

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT) , Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SEN SA, MSR Melbourne, MSR Sydney, MSR DAB+ Perth, MSR Brisbane & SRN). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #SYDvADL
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: Redmayne was the hero the last time Sydney FC met the Reds.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matthew ACTON (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (Capt), 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS. **two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Josh HOPE (promoted), 19, Rahmat AKBARI (promoted), 25.Anthony LESIOTIS (promoted)
Outs: 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER (suspended)
Unavailable: 21.Carl VALERI (hamstring)


Newcastle Jets FC Squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Jair, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 24.Joey CHAMPNESS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY. **two to be omitted**

Ins: 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (return from injury), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 3.Jason HOFFMAN (ankle – TBC), 10.Ronald VARGAS (hamstring – 3 weeks)

Johnny Koutroumbis, Newcastle Jets v Melbourne Victory, Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season
Defender Johnny Koutroumbis returns for the Jets.

Saturday, 2 March 2019
Melbourne Victory v 
Newcastle Jets
GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Kick-Off:
 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Wilson Brown
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Meimarakis
Fourth Official: Jack Morgan
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

PREVIEW: Melbourne Victory v Newcastle Jets
SIGNING NEWS: Moss pens Jets contract extension

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.30pm (AEDT), 10 Bold from 7:30pm (AEDT), Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SEN+ and Sport FM Perth). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #MVCvNEW
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: See what happened last time Victory played the Jets

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Melbourne City v Perth Glory

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN, 34.Connor METCALFE, 36.Dylan PIERIAS.  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (promoted), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted), 34.Connor METCALFE (promoted), 36.Dylan PIERIAS (promoted)
Outs: 2.Ritchie DE LAET (suspended – 1 week), 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE (hamstring)

Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3.Jason DAVIDSON, 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 9.Andy KEOGH, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 21.Jacob ITALIANO , 22.Fabio FERREIRA, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 27.JUANDE, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 88.Neil KILKENNY.  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 11.Brendon SANTALAB (promoted), 21.Jacob ITALIANO (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 2.Alex GRANT (thigh – 1 week), 16.Tomislav MRCELA (thigh – 1 week)

Jacob Italiano
Young gun Jacob Italiano is an option for Tony Popovic's Glory.

Sunday, 3 March 2019
Melbourne City FC v 
Perth Glory
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off:
 5:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEDT))

Referee: Alex King
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Ilievski
Assistant Referee 2: Tony Peart
Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

PREVIEW: Melbourne City v Perth Glory
BRUNO BOMBSHELL: Fornaroli departs Melbourne City

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 4.30pm (AEDT), Sky Sport Pop-up 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SEN+ and 6PR). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #MCYvPER
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: It was tight the last time City faced Glory at AAMI Park.